Fashion icon Andre Leon Talley has sadly passed away at the age of 73.
According to TMZ, the former Vogue creative director passed away Tuesday at a hospital in White Plains, New York.
At this time, it is unclear what his cause of death was, or why he was in the hospital in the first place.
Andre Leon Talley was a huge asset to the fashion world, having become Vogue’s creative director back in 1988, and staying on with the company up until 2013.
Despite his departure from Vogue, he continued to contribute in a number of ways, including through podcast and red carpet appearances, as well as reporting and consulting from the MET Gala.
Talley was also famously known for being a trailblazer as Black editor in the high-fashion world, and for making a push to include more models of color on the runway.
In addition to his work at Vogue, he also made appearances and cameos in a number of shows, including as a guest judge on America’s Next Top Model.
His resume also contained work as a consultant and stylist, having styled the Obamas back in 2008.